June 26, 2003

W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING TEAM RANKS NO. 1 IN ACADEMICS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently released its team rankings for Academic All-America and the Washington and Lee women's swimming team topped the list.

The Generals claimed a 3.685 grade-point average (GPA) for the spring term to post the highest team GPA among all Division I, II and III schools in the nation.

Macalester College was second overall with a 3.620 GPA followed by St. Mary's (Md.) with a 3.610. Fairmont State was the top Division II school with a 3.595 GPA and SMU was the highest Division I school with a 3.55 GPA.

The W&L women's swimming team claimed its 10th straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship in 2002-03 and finished the season with a 9-4 overall record.

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